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Testing The E-Class: 9 Pentium 4 Motherboards With The 845E Chipset

Features Table, Continued

ManufacturerIntelJetwayMSIZida
ModelD845EBT845EDAK845E Max2 (MS-6398E)A845E
Chipset
SocketmPGA478mPGA478mPGA478mPGA478
Clock (CPU/Bus)2266.59 / 133.332277.92 / 1342293.45 / 134.912258.39 / 132.85
Northbridgei845Ei845Ei845Ei845E
Southbridgei82801DBi82801DBi82801DBi82801DB
Northbridge Fannonoyesno
Form FactorATXATXATXATX
Memory
Maximum RAM2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB
DIMM-Sockets2, DDR2, DDR3, DDR2, DDR
Memory TypeDDR-SDRAM, unbufferedDDR-SDRAM, unbufferedDDR-SDRAM, unbufferedDDR-SDRAM, unbuffered
ECC-Supportyesnonono
Standard Components
Size (LxH)305 x 244 mm305 x 230 mm305 x 244 mm305 x 190 mm
PCI Slots5x 32 Bit5x 32 Bit6x 32 Bit5x 32 Bit
AGP4x4x4x4x
AGP Card Lockyesyesyesno
ACR / AMR / CNR0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 1
Parallel Ports1111
Serial Ports2222
USB internal/external2/4 (USB 2.0)2/4 (USB 2.0)2/4 (USB 2.0)2/3 (USB 2.0)
Fan Headers3322
IDE Controller2x UltraATA/1002x UltraATA/1002x UltraATA/1002x UltraATA/100
Additional Components
Piezo Speaker OnBoardyesnonono
Wake on LAN (WOL)yesyesyesyes
Wake on Modem (WOM)yesyesyesyes
IrDA-Portnoyesyesyes
Chassis Intrusion Detectionyesnoyesno
Temperature MonitoringCPU, SystemCPU, SystemCPU, System
Fan Status Monitoringall (3)all (3)System, CPU
100 Mbit Network ControllerIntel 82562ETnoIntel 82562ETno
IDE RAID ControllerPromise PDC20267, ATA/100Promise PDC20275, ATA/133Promise PDC20276, ATA/133no
Firewire-Controlleragere FW323nonono
SCSI-Controllernononono
Sound System
TypeAC97AC97AC97AC97
Manufacturer / ChipAnalog Devices AD1980Realtek ALC650Avance Logic ALC650C-Media CNM9738
5.1 Surroundyesnonono
Internal ConnectorsAUX-inCD-inCD-inCD-in, AUX-in
External ConnectorsIn, Out, Micro, Rear, Sub, SPDIF-outIn, Out, MicroIn, Out, MicroIn, Out, Micro
Setup
CPU ConfigBIOSBIOS / JumpersBIOSBIOS
Selectable Multipliersautoautoautoauto
FSB Range / Increments100, 133 / auto133 - 200 / 1133 - 233 / 1133-160 / 2-5
Voltage
Vcore Range / Incrementsn/a1.10 - 1.85 / 0.0251.5 - 1.8 / 0.025n/a
Vram / Incrementsn/a2.5 - 2.8 / 0.12.5 - 2.8 / 0.1n/a
Vchipset / Incrementsn/a1.5 / 1.6(AGP) 1.5 - 1.8 / 0.1n/a
Board and BIOS Details
BiosAMIAwardAMIAward
Version86A.0004.P03F805-Feb0.1
Date?May 24, 2002?March 18, 2002
Motherboard Revision??1?
Boot DevicesFloppy, LS120, SCSI, CD, HD 0-3, ZIP100, LANFloppy, LS120, SCSI, CD, HD 0-3, ZIP100, LAN, USBFloppy, LS120, SCSI, CD, HD 0-3, ZIP100, LAN, USBFloppy, LS120, SCSI, CD, HD 0-3, ZIP100, LAN
Manual Interrupt Assignmentyesnono
Special FeaturesIntel Express BIOS Update for Windows, Event LoggingPCI Clock can be set to Host / 4, 5 or 6n/an/a
Shared Interrupts????
Clock GeneratorCY283460CICS950213AFICS950202CS
Miscellaneous
Layout IssuesConnectors
Model Variations845EDAP w/ RAID?
Shipment / Utilities
Manual / Qualitynot included with test sampleaverageexcellentaverage
Languages?englishenglishenglish
Quick Setup Guide?noyesno
Cables?IDE-80, FloppyIDE-80, FloppyIDE-80, Floppy
USB Adapter?noyesno
Software??
MiscellaneousBIOS Englisch and French, Rapid BIOS Boot